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My last pregnancy was difficult, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, but God is sovereign and uses all things for His glory. He used hyperemesis gravidarum and my son’s birth for my sanctification. As I came toward the end of the pregnancy, I meditated on Bible verses about giving birth and have compiled this list of comforting scripture for labor and delivery. At the end, you’ll find a free printable with six of my favorite Bible verses for labor along with a link to my labor playlist!
Scripture for Labor and Delivery: 20 Comforting Bible Verses about Giving Birth and God’s Strength
Psalm 22:10 – On you was I cast from my birth, and from my mother’s womb you have been my God.
Psalm 28:7 – The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
Psalm 29:9 – The voice of the LORD makes the deer give birth and strips the forests bare, and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
Psalm 34:4 – I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 59:16 – But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.
Psalm 68:35 – Awesome is God from his sanctuary; the God of Israel—he is the one who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God!
Psalm 71:6 – Upon you I have leaned from before my birth; you are he who took me from my mother’s womb. My praise is continually of you.
Psalm 105:4 – Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!
Psalm 138:3 – On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.
Psalm 139:13-14 – For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Isaiah 40:29 – He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Isaiah 40:31 – but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 41:10 – fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand
Isaiah 41:13 – For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”
Isaiah 43:1 – But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
Isaiah 44:24 – Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, who formed you from the womb: “I am the LORD, who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself,
Jeremiah 1:5 – “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”
Job 39:1-2 – “Do you know when the mountain goats give birth? Do you observe the calving of the does? Can you number the months that they fulfill, and do you know the time when they give birth,
Matthew 10:31 – Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
John 16:21 – When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.
Labor and Delivery Resources
If you also want to meditate on scripture for labor and delivery, I’ve created a printable with six of my favorite calming and encouraging verses. Click here for your free download!
Not sure what it means to meditate on the Bible or how you can find time for that as a busy mom? Redeeming Routines are mobile guides to help you learn how to think deeply on Scripture – leading to more vibrant prayers and feeling better equipped to apply the Word. You can use these guides while going about your daily routines. Check out Redeeming Routines for more info!
When I was at my sickest during this pregnancy, I was unable to even pray. Although I believe God heard the cries of my heart, I also listened to music to both encourage me and serve as the words I wished I had. I’m unsure if I will end up listening to music during labor and delivery, but I created a Spotify birth playlist anyway! I chose songs that could be my prayers and were full of scripture. Click here to listen to the playlist – Christian Labor and Delivery Playlist.
Be sure to comment with your favorite resources (even practical ones!) on preparing for labor and delivery!